Chinese teacher sought by … panda


In the cuter side of today’s news, I found an article about Mei Lan – a three year old American-born giant panda – who is arriving in China this week. Since Mei Lan has only ever heard English before, zookeepers at the Chengdu Panda Centre (Sichuan province) are advertising for a Chinese tutor to familiarize the panda with the language and “teach her basic phrases”.

I’m not sure exactly how this is going to help Mei Lan, but I suppose learning a second language is never a disadvantage!